Seeleys Office Systems announce that Mark Sidoti is the newest member of the sales team.
Sidoti will be responsible for driving revenue in business equipment and supplies; and creating long-term value for Seeleys in his ongoing relationships with customers and markets in Warren, Washington, and Saratoga counties.
Prior to Seeley, Sidoti held executive sales positions in the telecommunications, payroll and insurance industries in the North Country region. He brings over 30 years of experience in business development and maintains a long-term membership in local organizations, including the Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Saratoga Chamber of Commerce and the Adirondack Business Council. Sidoti is on the Adirondack Civic Center Coalition Foundation board as treasurer. He also served for the past 20 years as an Ambassador for the ARCC, and was named ARCC Ambassador of the Year in 2014.
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Heather Tifft, a sales and customer service expert, has joined the Chamber of Southern Saratoga County (CSSC) staff after a stint at National Business Technologies, an Albany-based technology solutions company.
Tifft will take on the role of membership manager, leading recruitment efforts to grow the organization’s wide network while assisting in serving the needs of over 1,000 current members.
She obtained bachelor’s degrees in business & technology and management and humanities from Clarkson University in 2007, and has worked in various industries including medical devices, woodworking, abrasives, and several areas of technology.
Previously active as a CSSC member, Tifft has experienced many aspects of the organization including membership development and retention, and event management.
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Adirondack Technical Solutions (ADKtechs) has hired Ray Potter m as a solutions architect.
Potter comes to ADKtechs with 20 years of experience in the education and banking industries on an enterprise level. Hisa experience with compliance, personally identifiable information (PII), enterprise systems and networking, and cyber security will help ADKtechs meet the growing demand for our cyber security services.
Potter will be responsible for delivering network, systems, and cyber security solutions to our customers around the country.
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The Saratoga Regional YMCA announced the hiring of Scott Clark as vice president of operations.
Clark will lead the operations of the Saratoga Regional YMCA’s five branches, including all aspects of membership, programs and childcare. His experience in operations, facilities, membership and health and wellness will play a role in leading the association to expand membership base while becoming one of the most recognizable charities in Saratoga County.
Clark has worked within the YMCA movement in multiple capacities for 31 years. He was with the YMCA of Greater Kansas City, where he held the role of vice president of operations and oversaw seven YMCA facilities with an annual budget of over $15 million. He was also responsible for leading strategic planning efforts that aligned operations with the overall goals of the YMCA of the Greater Kansas City.
He earned a Bachelor of Science degree with a specialization in commercial recreation management from Michigan State University.
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The Saratoga Automobile Museum named William (Bill) H. Windham III as auction director.
Windham, an auction industry veteran, comes to Saratoga Springs with a 35-plus year track record in the automotive and racing worlds, most recently as sales and marketing manager for Auctions America and vice president of the automotive division for Morphy’s Auctions.
He will manage overall auction operations, with a focus on attracting bidders and consignors for the Sept. 20-21 auction.
Windham holds memberships with Indycar, IMSA, NASCAR, and the Ferrari and Porsche Clubs of America. He has also driven competitively in the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) Formula Ford and Formula Atlantic classes.
Windham graduated from Montana State University with a B.S. in pre-law. He previously held management and partnership posts at other top automotive dealerships. Early in his career, he worked for both Penske Racing in Reading, Pa., and the Reading Stock Car Association.
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The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF), based on Saratoga Springs, announced the addition of Shon McLain to the organization’s Board of Directors.
McLain is a financial adviser who was once part of the stable operation for Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas.
The board provides leadership for carrying out the foundation’s mission to save thoroughbred horses no longer able to compete on the racetrack from possible neglect, abuse and slaughter.
McLain founded Saratoga Strategic Partners 12 years ago. Before becoming a financial planner, he worked for 10 years as a foreman for Lukas, mainly in Kentucky and California.
McLain is active in the local community. He volunteers with such groups as the New York State Race Track Chaplaincy Program, Saratoga National Little League, Maple Avenue Parent Network, and the Kiwanis Club.
OrthoNY has added pain management specialist Dr. Farrukh A. Ansari to the practice. He is seeing patients in Albany, Clifton Park, Latham and Schenectady.
Dr. Ansari received his medical degree from Stony Brook University School of Medicine before completing an internal medicine internship at Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola, N.Y., and his anesthesiology residency at New York University School of Medicine.
He was fellowship-trained in pain medicine at Mount Sinai Beth Israel.
Prior to joining OrthoNY, Dr. Ansari spent three years as an attending physician at The Albany and Saratoga Centers for Pain Management.
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The National Museum of Dance announced Bruce Curtis as its new wedding and events coordinator.
In this role, Curtis manages the rentals of the entire museum facility including weddings, private and corporate events, and performing arts programs.
He is a professional photographer and graphic designer with over two decades of experience. He was the lead graphic designer for the National Museum of Dance Gala between 2008 and 2013, for which he created and designed most of the marketing materials for this annual fundraising event and Hall of Fame induction. He has photographed more than 600 weddings and has also planned and coordinated many weddings and events over his 20-year career.
Curtis will be managing and organizing the annual Bridal Show at the museum. This year’s show will be held on Nov. 3.
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BST & Co. CPAs LLP announced that Jillian P. Breck was appointed director of retirement services.
Breck brings nearly 20 years of retirement and financial planning, wealth management, investment services, estate planning and project management experience to BST. She provides guidance on the design, implementation and administration of defined contribution plans and other employee benefit plans.
Prior to joining the firm, Breck served in banking, investment and benefits capacities at several distinguished companies and financial institutions, including Ayco, Milliman and Bank of America.
Breck earned both a Bachelor of Science and Master’s in Business Administration from SUNY Albany. She is a member of the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries and the Project Management Institute, through which she gained her designations as a certified pension consultant, qualified plan financial consultant, qualified 401(k) administrator, qualified pension administrator and project management professional.
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Glens Falls National Bank and Trust Co. announced that Candice Healy has been promoted to Queensbury regional manager and will oversee the retail banking operations and staff of 10 branches in Warren and northern Saratoga counties.
She joined Glens Falls National Bank in 2012 and has almost 15 years of banking experience. She was most recently a Relationship Development Officer.
Active in the community, Healy is treasurer of the Warrensburg Historical Society and a museum guide for the Warrensburg Museum of Local History. In 2018, she was named Citizen of the Year by the Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce and was a Post-Star “20 Under 40” honoree.
The South Glens Falls native currently lives in Warrensburg.